Pitfalls and protocols of data science in manufacturing practice

Chia Yen Lee, Chen Fu Chien

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Driven by ongoing migration for Industry 4.0, the increasing adoption of artificial intelligence, big data analytics, cloud computing, Internet of Things, and robotics have empowered smart manufacturing and digital transformation. However, increasing applications of machine learning and data science (DS) techniques present a range of procedural issues including those that involved in data, assumptions, methodologies, and applicable conditions. Each of these issues may increase difficulties for implementation in practice, especially associated with the manufacturing characteristics and domain knowledge. However, little research has been done to examine and resolve related issues systematically. Gaps of existing studies can be traced to the lack of a framework within which the pitfalls involved in implementation procedures can be identified and thus appropriate procedures for employing effective methodologies can be suggested. This study aims to develop a five-phase analytics framework that can facilitate the investigation of pitfalls for intelligent manufacturing and suggest protocols to empower practical applications of the DS methodologies from descriptive and predictive analytics to prescriptive and automating analytics in various contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1189-1207
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Intelligent Manufacturing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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